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Essentialism – the disciplined pursuit of less

At the top of my current reading list is Greg McKeown’s bestseller “Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.” The idea of “doing less” connects...

Building Extraordinary Teams

In my role as NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, I think a lot about how people work together. Workplace interactions are the focus of...

Total Leadership

I was recently asked by various faculty leaders (a Dean and Department Head) to present some ideas about building teams. Based on work as ombuds...

Meeting Guidelines Revisited !

Last fall I shared some meeting facilitation tips from Roger Schwarz, author of “The Skilled Facilitator” and now with the start of a new academic...

The Manager Self Test – are you abrasive?

In late March I introduced you to the Boss Whisperer aka Laura Crawshaw and her thinking about different types of managers. In my work with...

Micromanager or Performance Leader?

As the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, I do get visitors to the office who express dissatisfaction that their “leader” is a micromanager. I...